MOSCOW, October 26 - RAPSI. The Accounts Chamber completed an audit at Oboronservis in February 2012 and submitted the results to the law enforcement authorities, according to the chamber.

Oboronservis comprises service companies involved in armaments and military vehicle repair and maintenance, construction materials and food production, power facilities operation, cartography and printing goods production, as well as housing services for military towns.

The performance audit was held from October 2010 to February 2012.

"The board decided to send an informational letter to the Defense Ministry," the chamber said. "The report and the information regarding the violations that were uncovered were sent to the Federal Assembly, the Federal Security Service, and the Main Military Prosecutor's Office. The country's leadership was informed about the results."

Previously, the Investigative Committee reported that searches were being held as part of the consideration of an assets fraud case against the Oboronservis holding, which services the ministry.

It also reported that searches were underway at the apartment of former Defense Ministry Property Relations Department head Yelena Vasilyeva.

According to investigators, ministry officials bought and invested in commercially attractive facilities that were later sold at substantially reduced prices. The preliminary losses from the sale of eight real estate objects amounted to over 3 billion rubles ($95.5 million).